The latter consists of software programs, music, videos and other content that is being protected by the international law. The sites which provide easy access to it are called trackers. One of the most famous ones, namely The Pirate Bay has been closed several times, but it still operates.
One would make no mistake that there are several groups of stakeholders that can be identified in this situation. First of all, there are end users who got used to being able to download any content they want for free. Secondly, there are the creators of the contents who want to earn money with the help of it. Thirdly, there is the government who is willing to gain an effective control over this segment. Finally, there are owners of the web sites that are affected by the applicable legislation.
There may be several consequences of the decision. For example, if software piracy is being taken care of severely, it will be impossible to listen to the music online (Morley & Parker, 2007, p. 604). In addition to that, a lot of web site will have to erase the content that they currently have and change to comply with the law.
There are several principles that should be taken into consideration. On the one hand, the government is responsible for making sure that its citizens obey the law and punish those who refuse to do so (Kehal, 2004, p. 176). In spite of the fact that the Internet is considered to be a virtual space that does not obey any particular government, those who download the content are always situated in a particular legal framework. On the other hand, there are people who argue that free sharing should become the characteristic feature of the digital age and it is ridiculous to fight it.
One might identify quite a few options that there are. To begin with, it may be rather effective to block every single web site that provides those who access it with the ability to